[mythtv-users] myth-setup question

Dave david.collett at dart.net.au
Thu Sep 30 06:25:26 EDT 2004

Ok, that was rude of me anyway (sorry FieryRed!), allow me to be more

You will need to compile mythtv with DVB support.
To do this you have to have the DVB header files around. If you compiled
your own kernel, then you will have them in you kernel sources (eg.
/usr/src/linux or simillar). If not, you can grab the dvb-kernel package
from linuxtv.org and unpack it somewhere. You shouldnt have to compile
and use these drivers, keep using the ones you have working. You only
need this package for the header files. (the relevant interfaces wont
have changed I dont expect, so there shouldnt be any version-mismatch

Then in your mythtv build directory, edit the settings.pro file and
uncomment the section dealing with DVB. One of the variables adds the
path to the header files, make sure that points to where you unpacked
the dvb-kernel sources.

Then recompile mythtv! you can clean it out and recompile like this:

make distclean # this cleans up
qmake mythtv.pro
make install

Then when you have finished and run setup, select the Digital Video
Broadcast option. When you add channels, you will have screens which let
you to enter the frequency, pids etc. There are lots of variables there.
You *may* not need to enter them all (the driver automatically figures
much of them out (does for my dvb-t cards anyway...)), just add what you
know and leave the rest at 'auto'.

Hope this helps.


On Thu, 2004-09-30 at 16:35, David Collett wrote:
> What???
> He has a DVB card, therefore he needs the "Digital Video Broadcast card"
> option. Ever wondered what DVB stands for???
> Of course considering that this option seems to be unavailable. You will
> have to take the programs advice and "Recompile with DVB-support!"
> Dave
> On Thu, 2004-09-30 at 16:07, FieryRed wrote:
> > On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 04:56:08 +0200
> > Albert Ulmer <jayaeu at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > I finally managed to get 0.15.1 compiled with Gentoo. Hooray!
> > > 
> > > I have a Hauppauge WinTV DVB-c (Model 727) card, which is already
> > > recognised by hotplug (lsmod show all relevant modules, like dvb_core,
> > > saa7146, v4l2_common, videodev, etc.).
> > > 
> > > I ran the SQL-script to fill the MySQL-database, which worked fine.
> > > Next, I would like to know what I should best set in "Capture Card
> > > Settings". Should I use "Standard V4L capture card" or "Digital Video
> > > Broadcast card". If I chose the latter, it says "Recompile with
> > > DVB-support!" at the bottom.
> > > 
> > > What am I doing wrong?
> > > 
> > > Best regards,
> > > Albert.
> > 
> > What you want ins the standard V4L capture card option.  The others are the kind of thing where you'd know if you had that kind of card or not, and you don't.
> > 
> > FieryRed
> > 
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